Nashville, Tennessee, also known as the “Music City,” is a vibrant and dynamic destination filled with rich cultural heritage, delicious food, and an incredible music scene. Whether you’re a country music fan or simply looking for a fun-filled vacation, Nashville has something for everyone. Here’s a travel guide highlighting the must-do things in Nashville.
Before going to Nashville I did extensive research on places to visit. Most articles I read recommended visiting the Grand Ole Opry which I recommend also but before visiting the Grand Ole Opry I recommend you visit the Ryman Auditorium first.
The Ryman Auditorium also as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” is a historic venue that has hosted countless legendary performances. The reason I recommend doing a tour of the Ryman first before visiting the Grand Ole Opry is because it is the first location where it was located before transferring to the new location. I recommend taking a guided tour instead of doing the regular tour on your own because the tour guide goes over the history more and also shows you videos of past well-known artists. In addition to doing guided tours the Ryman Auditorium is still doing live performances. If you are thinking of visiting make sure to check their website https://www.ryman.com/ to view their upcoming live shows.
After visiting the Ryman Auditorium get your tour tickets to visit Grand Ole Opry. This iconic venue is a must-visit for any music lover. Experience the magic of live country music performances at the longest-running radio show in history. Take a backstage tour to learn about its history and see the dressing rooms used by legendary artists. You also get the opportunity to stand in the middle of the stage where dreams come through for most musicians and have a professional photographer take a picture of you near the microphone. In addition to doing a tour, I recommend you check their website https://www.opry.com/ to view the schedule for the live artist performances
Another recommendation is to explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where you can immerse yourself in the history and heritage of country music. Discover artifacts, interactive exhibits, and memorabilia from the genre’s biggest stars. Don’t miss the famous RCA Studio B tour, where Elvis Presley and numerous other artists recorded their hits.
During the night walk around Nashville’s famous Broadway which is lined with honky-tonks, live music venues, and vibrant energy. Listen to live music pouring out of every corner, try delicious Southern cuisine, and soak in the lively atmosphere of this bustling street.
Visit the Parthenon: Nashville’s full-scale replica of the ancient Parthenon in Athens is a unique attraction. Located in Centennial Park, the Parthenon houses an art museum and the colossal statue of Athena. Explore the exhibits and enjoy the park’s beauty.
Discover the Johnny Cash Museum: Pay homage to one of the greatest icons of country music, Johnny Cash. Explore exhibits showcasing his life, career, and personal belongings, including costumes, guitars, and handwritten lyrics.
Indulge in Nashville’s food scene: From hot chicken to barbecue and Southern comfort food, Nashville offers a variety of culinary delights. Don’t miss trying Nashville hot chicken at renowned spots like Hattie B’s or Prince’s, and savor classic Southern dishes at local eateries.
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